NYC house hero Hector Romero has been DJing since an early teenager. Through a lot of hard work and dedication he’s parlayed his insatiable passion for music into a career as a globetrotting DJ, regularly bringing his Big Apple sound to dance floors across the world.
An A&R at Def Mix and partner with Satoshi Tomiie in SAW Recordings, Romero’s sound continues to evolve and blossom.
His maturation can be heard on the second installment of Weaving Genres, an 18-track compilation that’s packed with exclusive cuts from David Morales, Oscar G, Chus & Ceballos, Severino, Moullinex and the aforementioned Tomiie.
Ahead of the release of Weaving Genres 2 on April 5, Hec shares his six favorite tracks of the moment.
Byron Stingily – “Get Up” (David Morales Rework) (Nervous Records)
Byron Stingily’s classic “Get Up” goes number one! This remix started out as a DJ tool Morales worked on for him to play out; there was no intention to release it. After testing it out a few times it was clear that he had something really special and was worthy of releasing. I’m so happy Mike [Weiss] from Nervous did so.
Mousse T. feat. Andreya Triana – “Broken Blues” (Purple Disco Machine Remix) (Peppermint Jam)
It’s all about the melody and the lush vocals of Andreya Triana and we can all use more quality vocal house in our sets. “Broken Blues” is a tune that deserves radio rotation but also works on the dance floor due to the fact that Purple Disco Machine’s touch is on remix duty.
Jonas Blake – “Water” (High Roller Records)
This single came my way as a promo, and I was immediately hooked because of the infectious groove and vocal delivery. It’s a monster club jam that should be in your sets. Highly recommended.
Isaak Escamilla x Rodrigo Cortazar – “Ritual” (MoBlack Records)
The mighty Afro-house label MoBlack releases music that is always on rotation in my sets. “Ritual” is a well produced hypnotizing, atmospheric tech-style Afro-house deep groover that really works especially during late-night sets.
Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo – “Eme Lelu” (Adam Port Edit) (Keinemusik)
I’m a huge Adam Port fan. He digs deep, thinks differently and always finds a way to to produce quality music. Once again he finds the source material in an old traditional by Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo. Port’s edit of “Eme Lelu” seeks to update the original in some of the rhythmic patterns and create a whole new dramaturgic, floor tweaked build up, yet he leaves the original’s cheer- and playful nature untouched. Cheers to Analog Africa for providing the original composition.
Saronde Moyo Mama (Jimpster’s House Mix) (Beating Heart Records)
The Beating Heart label is at the forefront of African electronic sounds, revising forgotten folk recordings for the global dance floor with the help of some of the world’s most innovative electronic artists. Jimpster delivers an amazing set of remixes (three versions) that really feature the ethnic African vocals on top of some great music.